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Michel Nykjær
Nationality Denmark Danish
Date of birth September 17, 1979 (1979-09-17) (age 30)
Place of birth Tappernøje (Denmark)
2010 World Touring Car Championship
Debut season 2008
Current team SUNRED Engineering
Car no. TBA
Former teams Perfection Racing
Starts 2
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Previous series
Danish Group N Championship
Championship titles
2007, 09
European Touring Car Cup

Michel Nykjær (born 17 September 1979) is a Danish auto racing driver. Nykjaer is a two-time European Touring Car Cup winner.



Between 1989 and 1993 he spent his early racing years in karting. After a break, he returned to motorsport in 1998, with saloon cars in the Danish Group N Championship. He stepped up to the Danish Touring Car Championship in 2003, and was crowned champion in 2007 for SEAT Racing Team, in a SEAT Leon. Also in 2007 he won the European Touring Car Cup for the GR Asia Team.

In 2008 he moved to the Poulsen Motorsport Team in a BMW for another season in the DTC. He defended his ETC Cup title in 2008 for Chevrolet Motorsport Denmark in a Chevrolet Lacetti.[1].

For 2009 he was supposed to compete in the World Touring Car Championship for the Poulsen Motorsport Team in a BMW 320si [2] but Poulsen chose to run his car for Engstler Motorsport and Nykjær was forced to remain in the DTC where he retained his title. However, he raced the WTCC round at Oschersleben for Perfection Racing.[3] He attended the 2009 European Touring Car Cup, but lost his crown to James Thompson.

In 2010 Nykjær will race for SUNRED Engineering in the WTCC in a diesel-powered SEAT Leon.

Racing Record


Complete WTCC results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Position Points
2009 Perfection Racing Chevrolet Lacetti CUR Brazil PUE Mexico MAR Morocco PAU France VAL Spain BRN Czech Republic POR Portugal BRA United Kingdom OSC Germany IMO Italy OKA Japan MAC Macau 36th 0
NC 18


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Casper Elgaard
Danish Touring Car Champion
Succeeded by
Jan Magnussen
Preceded by
Ryan Sharp
European Touring Car Cup Champion
2007, 2008
Succeeded by
James Thompson
Preceded by
Jan Magnussen
Danish Touring Car Champion
Succeeded by


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